Re: Client-Side Image Maps

Paul Wilson (
Thu, 9 Feb 95 13:09:17 EST

>You will note that HTML 3.0 allows for rich markup within alt text which
>is not possible with HTML 2.0 or James' suggested approach. The HTML 3.0
>FIG element further provides for figure captions, and text flow around

This is the most important feature of the HTML3.0 <FIG> construct. As I
mentioned before, when people choose not to load the image, for whatever
reason, it is important that the text that replaces it is logical, complete
and descriptive.

Regardless of how the the mapping information is provided, it needs to be a
container so that it can hold an entire paragraph or more with the
text-based links. A simple ALT text construct will not suffice!

Paul Wilson (608) 265-4573
Trace R&D Center